“YOKAI MONSTERS”— The Collection

“YOKAI MONSTERS”

The Collection

Amos Lassen

“Yokai Monsters: The Collection” is a trilogy of terror films based on Japanese folklore. We have ghosts and monsters from ancient myths and legends brought to life through special effects, alongside an epic, big-budget reboot of the series from a modern-day master of the macabre, now available together on Blu-ray for the first time.

“100 Monsters” is the story of a greedy slumlord’s attempts to forcefully evict his tenants and this brings about the wrath of spirits when a cleansing ritual is messed up with terrifying results. “Spook Warfare” is the story of an evil Babylonian vampire who is inadvertently awoken by treasure hunters, and a brave samurai that teams with the Yokai to defeat the bloodthirsty demon. In “Along with Ghosts” , the Yokai are roused to defend a young girl on the run from deadly yakuza.

The Great Yokai War is a loose remake of “Spook Warfare”  used cutting-edge digital effects to renew the franchise for a new generation. A young boy is given a grave responsibility to band together with a group of Yokai to defend humanity against a vengeful and powerful demon that has sworn retribution against modern-day Japan.

LIMITED EDITION BOXSET CONTENTS

  High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of all four films

  Optional English subtitles on all four films

  Illustrated 60-page collectors’ book featuring new writing on the series by Stuart Galbraith IV, Raffael Coronelli and Jolyon Yates

  Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jolyon Yates

  Postcards featuring newly commissioned artwork for each film by Jolyon Yates

  Foldout ‘yokai guide’ poster illustrated by Jolyon Yates

DISC ONE – 100 MONSTERS

  Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio

  Hiding in Plain Sight, a brand new documentary giving a primer on yokai for Western audiences, featuring interviews with experts Matt Alt, Zack Davisson, Kim Newman, Lynda E. Rucker and Hiroko Yoda

  Theatrical trailer

  US re-release trailer

  Image gallery

DISC TWO – SPOOK WARFARE / ALONG WITH GHOSTS

  Brand new 4K restoration of Spook Warfare by Kadokawa Pictures

  Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio for both films

  Theatrical trailers for both films

  US re-release trailers for both films

  Image galleries for both films

DISC THREE – THE GREAT YOKAI WAR

  DTS-HD MA 5.1 original Japanese and dubbed English audio

  Brand new audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes

  Archive interviews with the cast and crew, including Takashi Miike

  Short Drama of Yokai, two shorts detailing the further adventures of the yokai

  Another Story of Kawataro, two shorts featuring the continuing story of the kappa character in the film

  World Yokai Conference, a publicity event where Miike speaks about the film

  Promotional Events, video of the press conference to announce the start and completion of filming, as well as the premiere in Tokyo

  Documentary on the film’s young star, Ryunosuki Kamiki, and his experience making the film

  Theatrical trailer

  Image gallery

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